Two Sustainability Awards for SGS
SGS has been recognized by RobecoSAM, a specialist in sustainability investing, and CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies for its sustainability performance.
Following its receipt of an Industry Leader award in September 2016, SGS has received RobecoSAM’s Gold Class and Industry Mover award for its excellent sustainability performance, based on the company’s performance on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in 2016. This is the third consecutive year that the company’s performance has been recognized.
At the same time, and in addition to its inclusion in the Climate A List for its global performance in response to climate change, SGS has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change through its supply chain, and been awarded a position on the Supplier Climate A List, recently launched by CDP.
RobecoSAM Gold Class and Industry Mover
As one of the top-scoring companies in its industry, SGS’s Gold Class and Industry Mover award qualifies it for inclusion in RobecoSAM’s 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability. The RobecoSAM Industry Mover award is given to the company, within the top 15% of its industry that has achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous.
RobecoSAM has compiled one of the largest global databases on corporate sustainability, based on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). In 2016, RobecoSAM assessed more than 3,400 listed companies’ responses to industry-specific questions focusing on economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to their success. The results of the CSA determine the components of the growing range of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), and the members of RobecoSAM’s The Sustainability Yearbook.
CDP Climate A List
A position on CDP’s new Supplier Climate A List , puts SGS among 112 “A Listers” to appear on the list, which has been produced at the request of 89 purchasing organizations with a combined spend of $2.7trillion.
Over 4,300 companies submitted annual supply chain climate change disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. SGS is among 3% of corporations participating in CDP’s supply chain program to be awarded a position on the Supplier Climate A List, in recognition of its actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year.
“Sustainability is key to our success, and that of our clients,” said Frankie Ng, Chief Executive Office, SGS. “These awards, from RobecoSAM and CDP, are recognition of SGS’s ongoing commitment to creating a sustainable business and supply chain, both in our business and the wider professional services industry.”
For further information, please contact:
Corporate Sustainability Team
SGS Group Management
1, place des Alpes
t: +41 22 739 93 09
Launched in 1991, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is one of the most highly regarded global sustainability indices in the world. The DJSI tracks the stock performance of leading sustainability-driven businesses globally and is offered jointly by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, a Swiss investment specialist that focuses on sustainable investing.
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the largest global system for companies and cities to disclose and manage vital information concerning climate change, water and forest risk commodities information. Backed by 830 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, CDP puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. More than 5,800 companies disclosed environmental information through CDP in 2016.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.